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10/18/2008

10/18/2008

Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway


Inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup Turns Spotlight on 4-Cylinder and Factory Stock Winners!

Jason Crump Danny Ems CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE UMP DIRTcar ROUNDUP AT I-55 RACEWAY! PEVELY, Mo. ? Oct. 17, 2008 ? A second consecutive night of non-stop speed and thrills on Friday at I-55 Raceway kept the momentum rolling in the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com, with two of eight divisions crowning event champions. UMP DIRTcar 4-Cylinder driver Jason Crump, of Festus, Mo., earned a Roundup belt buckle and the first 2008 polished steel champions? plate of the event. Two races later, Danny Ems, of Arnold, Mo., drove to victory in the UMP DIRTcar Factory Stock division to also collect a Roundup belt buckle and champions? plate. Randy Korte, the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model champion from Highland, Ill., took the checkered flag in the Dirt Late Model feature to lock himself into Saturday?s main event. Bobby Bittle, of Belleville, Ill., picked up the win in the UMP DIRTcar Modified feature on the high-banked 1/3-mile oval just south of St. Louis, earning a guaranteed spot in Saturday?s main Modified event. In all, it was a busy night on the track that eventually gave way to the ?Party in Pevely? in the pits and campground that lasted well into the evening, especially near Randy LaJoie?s setup on manufacturers? row: UMP DIRTcar 4-Cylinders ? Jason Crump used the pole position he secured on Thursday to his advantage on Friday as he led from green to checkered flags to become the first UMP DIRTcar Roundup Champion of the inaugural event. Crump turned 10 smooth laps to hold off Gerald and Jacob Buechting, half of the Buechting family in the feature. ?I?ve been working on this thing for last two weeks straight trying to get it right,? Crump said. ?I?ve struggled for the past month and a half here. It feels good to get it right. I?ve got to thank everybody that helps me, all my sponsors, my wife and kids for supporting me through this. I work on this thing endlessly and race as much as I can. I want to thank UMP DIRTcar Racing for putting on this show and having us out, I appreciate it. We?ll definitely be here next year. I?ll definitely be looking forward to it.? UMP DIRTcar Factory Stocks ? Danny Ems proved that securing the pole position for the feature was pivotal. Ems used the front starting position and clean air to pull away from the field as the green flag flew. Ems, who won his heat race on Thursday night, showed the same dominance in the 15-lap feature event on Friday and became the first Factory Stock UMP DIRTcar Roundup Champion. ?This car me and my dad built a long time ago and won a championship with it. I wouldn?t change a thing about it. ? I?d like to thank my sponsors, and my family, pit crew, everybody.? UMP DIRTcar Pro (Limited) Modifieds ? In a race to set the stage for Saturday?s 20-lap finale, newcomers to the event Billy Deroy, Bill Nickelson, Kenny Harris and Shannon Burch battled closely to determine starting position in the A-Main. Kenny Francis slowed on the front stretch to bring out the first caution. On the restart, Deroy slowed while leading on the backstretch. Nickelson took advantage of Deroy?s misfortune to take the win over Burch. UMP DIRTcar Pro Late Models ? Eric Gowin took the early lead in the 26K machine with Brandon Moss and Bob Schmidt battling for second. Schmidt took the 2nd spot from Moss after the two waged a side by side battle. This allowed Gowin to extend his lead and capture the checkers for the event with Schmidt and Moss in tow. Pro Late Models take to the track Saturday night for their 20 lap feature event. UMP DIRTcar Modifieds ? The Modified drivers again turned in an epic battle on Friday night with Bobby Brittle, a former I-55 Raceway Modified champion, stealing the top spot on the final restart after leader Scott Weber made contact with the wall in Turn 2. Weber had led from the original green flag as Bittle stalked him throughout the 20-lap feature. ?Scott?s a regular here, he?s a great racer,? Bittle said. ?He?s fast week in and week out. Before the yellow came out I think we were going to challenge him in another lap or two anyway but, I don?t ever take anything for granted.? Bittle then offered a modest challenge to Steve Arpin, Thursday night?s winner who watched Friday?s action in preparation for Saturday?s big show. ?We had a good car tonight,? Bittle said. ?I?d love to give the Canadian a run for his money if we could but, that kid?s fast. Thanks to I-55 and UMP DIRTcar Racing for putting this event on, it was a nice event.? Heat race winners included Weber, Matt Goulden and Ken Rumble. NASCAR veteran Kenny Wallace was leading the first heat when he and Weber made contact, sending Wallace into the wall in Turn 3. UMP DIRTcar Late Models ? One night after an accident knocked him out of the feature, Randy Korte rebounded on Friday and led flag-to-flag, fending off Tim Manville, Jason Feger and Thursday winner Will Vaught to take the checkered flag. ?I?m feeling pretty good about this car so I think we?ll be in the hunt Saturday night,? Korte said. ?We?ve had a bad last month and a half. Just to finish a race and run up front, I?m happy about that. My guys worked their butts off last night and this morning. They got the car ready to go I want to thank all of them and my sponsors. If it wouldn?t be for them I couldn?t do this.? ? Heat race winners included the Racing Lawyer Denny Woodworth, Manville, Michael Kloos and Korte. Darrell Moser won the B-main. UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com Statistical Summary; Oct. 17, 2008; I-55 Raceway; Pevely, Mo. UMP DIRTcar 4-Cylinder A-main (10 laps) 1. 86-Jason Crump 2. 16-Gerald Buechting 3. 66- Jacob Buechting 4. 3-Rusty Griffaw 5. 65-Gary Range 6. 83-Pat Brewer 7. 19-Jessica Buechting 8. 61-Steve Richards 9. 8-Dennis Hornbuster 10. 667-Jackie Buechting 11. K2-Brooke Hassler 12. 51JR-Jared Dewrock 13. 95M-Josh Campbell 14. 15-Mark Pryor UMP DIRTcar Factory Stocks A-main (15 laps) 1. 36-Danny Ems 2. 87-Jason Zobrist 3. 7-Dennis Ponder 4. 29-Stephen Fohne 5. 39-Bobby Hooker 6. 88-Mike Reagan 7. 37-Dave Monterusso 8. 68-Terry McCann 9. 21-James Rowney 10. 8-Jordan Bauer UMP DIRTcar Pro Late Models B-main (15 laps) 1. 26K-Eric Gowin 2. 26X-Brandon Moss 3. 36-Bob Schmidt UMP DIRTcar Limited Modifieds B-main (10 laps) 1. 21-Bill Nickelson 2. 8-Shannon Burch 3. 23D-Billy Deroy 4. 69-Kenny Harris UMP DIRTcar Modifieds Heat 1 (10 laps) 1. 4J-Ken Rumble 2. 7W-Tommie Seets Jr. 3. 7Z- Matt Zimmerly 4. 72-Brian Lynn 5. 10x-Jim Black 6. 21-Randy Dickman 7. 36-Kenny Wallace 8. 22C-Brandon Lennox 9. 19-Chris Simmerman 10. 8X-James Reed Heat 2 (10 laps) 1. 41G-Matt Goulden 2. 1W-Ray Walsh 3. 31-Rick Horton 4. 36X-Conrad Miner 5. 1D-Dean Hoffman 6. 29-Chris Spalding 7. C4-Chris Soutiea 8. 22M-Darrell Moser 9. 22-Chucky Milam 10. 12-Dan Bimson Heat 3 (10 laps) 1. 67-Ken Rumble 2. 89-Bobby Bittle 3. 24-Paul Bauman 4. 7-Mark Miner 5. 14-Rick Conoyer 6. 17V-Michael VanderRiet Jr. 7. 88-Joe Puricelli 8. 0-Tim Hancock 9. 4UW-Bobby Regot 10. 59-Rich Whaley A-Main (20 Laps, Top 8 Finishers Locked into Redraw for Saturday?s finale.) 1. 89-Bobby Bittle 2. 1W-Ray Walsh 3. 7W-Tommie Seets Jr. 4. 1D-Dean Hoffman 5. 72-Brian Lynn 6. 36X-Conrad Miner 7. 67-Ken Rumble 8. 31-Rick Horton 9. 14-Rick Conoyer 10. 7Z-Matt Zimmerly 11. 22-Chuck Milam 12. 7-Mark Miner 13. 24-Paul Bauman 14. 88-Joe Puricelli 15. 29-Chris Spalding 16. 36-Kenny Wallace 17. 17V-Michael VanderRiet Jr. 18. 10X-Jim Black 19. C4-Chris Soutiea 20. 22C-Brandon Lennox 21. 21-Randy Dickman 22. 4J-Scott Weber 23. 41G-Matt Goulden 24. 0-Tim Hancock 25. 22M-Darrell Moser 26. 12-Dan Bimson 27. 19-Chris Simmerman 28. 4UW-Bobby Regot Drivers locked into Saturday?s main event include Steve Arpin, Tim Hancock, Mark Miner, Scott Weber, Ken Rumble, Bobby Brittle, Ray Walsh, Tommie Seets Jr., Dean Hoffman and Brian Lynn, all of whom will draw for their starting positions. Rick Horton, Michael VanderRiet Jr., Conrad Miner, Rick Conoyer and Matt Zimmerly are also locked into the feature on Saturday. UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models Heat 1 (10 laps) 1. 45-Denny Woodworth 2. 28B-John Beck 3. 95-Jeff Johns 4. 1S-Rick Salter 5. 81-Craig Smith 6. 27X-Jeff Beyers 7. 22-Darrell Moser 8. 31-Brent Helmkamp 9. 5-Dan Jacober Heat 2 (10 laps) 1. 33-Tim Manville 2. 1V-Will Vaught 3. 25-Jason Feger 4. 0-Tim Hancock 5. 49-Jeremy Hines 6. 1HR-Ron McQuerry 7. 27-Mike Schulte. 8. 16H-Mike Hammerle Heat 3 (10 laps) 1. 6K-Michael Kloos 2. 78-Chad Zobrist 3. 30-Mark Voigt 4. 7B-Mark Burtorf 5. 16-Rusty Griffaw 6. 47-Danny Haynes 7. 2J-Dave Jumper 8. 28-Dallas Bennett Heat 4 (10 laps) 1. 00-Randy Korte 2. 8-Kyle Steffens 3. 59-Frankie Martin 4. 11-Bryan Collins 5. 76-Jim Durbin 6. 1-Dustin Brown 7. 12-Rick Standridge 8. 13-Dewayne Kiefer B-main (12 laps) 1. 22-Darrell Moser 2. 27-Mike Schulte 3. 2J-Dave Jumper 4. 12-Rick Standridge 5. 31-Brent Helmkamp 6. 16H-Mike Hammerle 7. 28-Dallas Bennett 8. 5-Dan Jacober 9. 13-Dewayne Kiefer A-Main (20 Laps, Top 8 Finishers Locked into Redraw for Saturday?s finale.) 1. 00-Randy Korte 2. 33-Tim Manville 3. 25-Jason Feger 4. 1V-Will Vaught 5. 8-Kyle Steffens 6. 45-Denny Woodworth 7. 95-Jeff Johns 8. 1S-Rick Salter 9. 7B-Mark Burgtorf 10. 11-Bryan Collins 11. 28B-John Beck 12. 78-Chad Zobrist 13. 30-Mark Voigt 14. 59-Frankie Martin 15. 16-Rusty Griffaw 16. 27X-Jeff Beyers 17. 81-Craig Smith 18. 49-Jeremy Hines 19. 1HR-Ron McQueery 20. 27-Mike Schulte 21. 22-Darrell Moser 22. 12-Rick Standridge 23. 2J-Dave Jumper 24. 6K-Michael Kloos 25. 0-Tim Hancock 26. 47-Danny Hayes 27. 1-Dustin Brown 28. 76-Jim Durbin Drivers locked into Saturday?s main event include Will Vaught, Jason Feger, Billy Faust, Danny Haynes, Brian Shirley, Randy Korte, Tim Manville, Kyle Steffens, Denny Woodworth and Jeff Johns, all of whom will draw for their starting positions. Jeff Beyers, Bryan Collins, Craig Smith, Rick Salter, Mark Burgtorf and John Beck are locked into the feature.

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